Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wally Show is False Christianity
Last week I turned something upside-down. It is my WAKW 93.3 window sticker which says "Pointing the Way to the One!"
A few months ago, Star 93.3, a Christian radio station in Cincinnati, replaced their local radio show with the “Wally Show”. At first I found Wally to be quite annoying. But then I could see that not only was he annoying, but he was just another phony Christian, possibly a "Tony Campolo" disciple.
One caller called in and said that she did not punish her daughter for committing promiscuity but only advised her not to do it. Not only did Wally praise her for this decision, but he went further and said that we should not rebuke people when they sin. He said that Jesus never rebuked anybody for anything. Wally obviously doesn't know the Jesus of the Bible. Not only that, but he contradicts himself. (He rebukes people for rebuking!) There seems to be this strange lack of critical thinking everywhere you go. You can’t get away from it.
But despite this, I kept listening to Star 93.3 in the morning, on my way to work. After all, it is still a family friendly station. Well, then one day Wally criticized the “protesters” of that strip joint that has been getting some publicity lately. He said that it wasn't doing any good, and pointed out that the strippers had responded by picketing the church that the “protesters” represented. But that was not what irked me. Wally asked for suggestions as to what should be done instead of this “protesting” that would be more like what Jesus would have done (or something to that effect). A caller suggested that they offer to babysit the children of the strippers while they work the strip bar. Wally agreed and said that that was exactly what he was thinking. That was the last straw for me.
It’s not that I think that we shouldn't love our enemies and do good to those persecute us. (And strippers do persecute us Christians because they tempt to commit sins which lead to eternal damnation. See Matthew 5:27-29.) But enabling them or supporting what they are doing is an entirely different matter. Can you imagine looking after a woman’s children while their doing that which is spiritual homicide? This is unacceptable and disgusting.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Galatians 6:7-8 (KJV)
An acceptable suggestion would be to help the women to find real jobs. You could give to them tips on how to write a résumé, give them clothes that would be good for a job interview, etc. You wouldn't even have to have any strings attached to this “clothing of naked”. But Wally seems to be satisfied with the status quo of the dirty business of the strip club. As long as it looks like we are doing something that “Jesus would have done” in the minds of the mindless, he is satisfied. What a hypocrite!
I have stopped listening to Wally’s morning show. I know that this does not hurt him at all. That is not the reason for the change. People like him make me angry. He especially makes me angry because he claims to be a Christian and thus drags the Name of Jesus through filth. And there is just no point in listening someone who makes you angry. The Bible teaches that we should focus on the good.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8 (KJV)